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racketeeringnoun [U]

 us   /ˌræk·ɪˈtɪər·ɪŋ/
the ​act or ​practice of making ​money through ​dishonest or ​illegalactivities: He now ​faces 20 ​years in ​prison after ​pleadingguilty to ​conspiracy and racketeering ​charges.
(Definition of racketeering from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"racketeering" in British English

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racketeeringnoun [U]

uk   /ˌræk.əˈtɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /-ˈtɪr.ɪŋ/ disapproving
making ​money from a ​dishonest or ​illegalactivity: They have been ​accused of racketeering.
racketeer
noun [C] uk   /-ˈtɪər/  us   /-ˈtɪr/ disapproving
someone who makes ​money from a ​dishonest or ​illegalactivity
(Definition of racketeering from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"racketeering" in Business English

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racketeeringnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌrækəˈtɪərɪŋ/
the ​practice of making ​money from ​organizedillegalactivities: In June, the ​governmentindicted him on 16 counts of racketeering, ​bribery, ​fraud and obstruction of ​justice. They took ​part in racketeering ​activity which ​includedmoneylaundering, ​wirefraud, and ​mailfraud.
(Definition of racketeering from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “racketeering”
in Chinese (Simplified) 勒索, 诈骗, 敲诈…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勒索, 詐騙, 敲詐…
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